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JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Perform First Ever Triple Trombone Concerto
On November 16, 17 and 18, 2012 JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed the world premiere of Eric Ewazen’s Triple Concerto for Three Trombones and Orchestra featuring the trombone section of the BPO, [...]

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Andy Scott shortlisted for British Composer Award
Andy Scott’s Spirit of Mingus has been shortlisted for a British Composer Award 2012 in the Wind Band or Brass Band category. The work beat off stiff competition from some of the UK’s leading contemporary [...]

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The HSU Brass Chamber Music Workshop Annual Composition Contest
Original previously unpublished works for brass 2013 Contest Information Composition should be an original, unpublished, multi-movement work for the following complement: brass septet (2221) – 2 trumpets (cornets, flugelhorns), 2 horns (in F), 2 trombones [...]

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A Practical Approach for Tuba
By Bill Muter Bill Muter, tuba player for the international touring production of “Blast!” has just released the first edition of his brass pedagogy book entitled “A Practical Approach.” To celebrate his release, Muter will [...]

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Strange trumpet sound heard around the world
Source: theweeklyconstitutional.com A strange ominous Trumpet like sound has been heard all over the world. A trumpet sound (best described as the trumpet noise Christopher Nolan seemed to be in love with in Inception) has [...]

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Derek Watkins’ Sarcoma Charity
<img class=”size-full wp-image-6718 alignnone” src=”http://brassmusician.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DW12.png” alt=”” width=”312″ height=”182″ /> Derek Watkins has an international reputation as one of the best all-round trumpet players. He has played for Johnny Dankworth, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Ted Heath [...]

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Alexander Arutunian RIP
By David Allenby The Armenian-born composer Alexander Arutiunian died on 28 March aged 91 at his home in Yerevan. One of the major figures writing during the Soviet era, his Trumpet Concerto has remained one [...]

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Stonehenge: an ancient sound system?
According to an article published in the Guardian on February 16, 2012, an American scientist believes that the standing stones of Stonehenge are placed so as to reproduce an auditory interference pattern. This type of [...]

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Marco Pierobon – New CD – SoLo!
Published in September 2011, the first solo recording of Marco Pierobon, member of the Gomalan Brass quintet (www.gomalanbrass.com – Italy) and former Principal Trumpet with two of the two top Italian Symphony Orchestras (Maggio Musicale [...]

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Contemporary music for 40+ tubas – Garon, by Yuval Avital – World Premiere
GARON by Yuval Avital Contemporary music for 40+ tubas, 6 percussion, choir, 3 conductors and live electronics. Premiere 26/01/2012 – closing concert of Anish Kapoor’s site specific installation in Milan, Italy, titled “Dirty Corner”. Dirty [...]

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